Irregulars In Flatland

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Flatland Project “His every movement is jealousy watched by the police till he comes of age and presents himself for inspection; then he is either destroyed, if he is found to exceed the fixed margin of deviation, or else immured in a Government Office as a clerk of the seventh class; prevented from marriage; forced to drudge at an uninteresting occupation for a miserable stipend..” This quote is referring to how the irregular figures are treated in flatland. This reminded me of how the lepers were treated in the Bible. Leviticus 13:45-46 - And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a covering upon his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean. All the days where in the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his habitation be. These verses are saying that lepers were to be isolated and outcasted. These people were not to interact with other people, much like many of the irregulars in flatland.…show more content…
Arthur asks him to “step out of his line altogether” but the king replies “Out of my line? You mean out of the world? Out of Space” The king can’t comprehend anything out of “his” world. Arthur tells him “For your space is not true space. True space is a plane; but your space is only a line.” This reminded me of how the people in Columbus’s time thought our world was flat. They couldn’t understand how the earth was round. It wasn’t easy for them to believe even when there was proof; like the king in lineland when Arthur gave him proof, he still didn’t believe
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